Physics: Mapping Electric Potential
Students collected data for the Modeling Physics lab on mapping electric potential.
Students finished the lab from Friday. The idea was to work through a stoichiometry problem, using nuts, bolts, and washers to represent atoms. My goal was to get students to think concretely about the process so that the math would make more sense. While students got closer to understanding the process, almost none of them saw the connection between their materials and the math they were doing. I need to re-work some of the questions and directions to explicitly prompt them to use the materials at key points. I also need to think about how I could have students use the manipulatives to answer the most frequent questions I got, so I can give them that nudge next time instead of focusing on the math.
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